Citizen Science, Steller Sex, and Chasing Geese

Professor Black made news for his study of river otter populations in which he enlisted students, hikers, fishermen and other community members to determine the health of the animals locally. He's employed the same inclusive strategy to study eight other species. Black's study of the Steller's jays and their social relationships has been well documented. Black, who joined the Humboldt State faculty in 1998, has published more than 100 papers and books.